The ‘Paradise: Access All Areas‘ video have become a bit of a sensation among Celtic supporters in recent months.
The behind the scenes look at various matchdays are often posted in the days following a big encounter. They allow the supporters to pear behind the curtain and see what really goes on inside the club.
A lot of interesting discoveries are often found and there was another one which became apparent in the most recent video.
The interesting Celtic role of McGregor
Around 3:30 minutes into the video from Wednesday’s Thistle cup clash, the camera shows Callum McGregor leading the team out for the warm-up. The Scotland international turns back in the tunnel and makes sure that the team are all there and ready to go out for their warm-up.
The same thing is done prior to ever Celtic warm-up but it’s usually Scott Brown leading the team out.
Brown didn’t play in Wednesday’s game with McGregor captaining in his place. However, the club captain was in the matchday squad, so it seems a little interesting that McGregor was in charge.
As always, it is incredibly easy to read a million things into what the change meant. McGregor is clearly the vice-captain – that much is clear – but he conducts himself in a very similar way to Brown as a leader.
The event is likely to be a one off as Brown should return for the cup semi-final against Hibernian. But it is a good indication of how the team will operate once Brown has moved on. When he does finally hang up his boots it looks like a lot of the standards he has put in place will remain. That’s the mark of a proper captain.